The 25th ranked Kentucky Softball team beat Cal State Fullerton on Friday night in San Diego, with the final score vein 10-2 in five innings. Erin Rethlake got the win for Kentucky in the circle tonight, only allowing 2 hits and keeping the CSUF hitters off balance with her multiple pitches. Junior Jenny Schaper hit a two run homerun to put Kentucky up 4-1 in the third inning, and the Cats’ bats came to life. UK continued to put base runners on and got timely hits to seal the deal for Kentucky. Bailey Vick has dominated the Cambell and Cartier Classic, going 7-8 over the last two games and has a pair of RBI’s.
Even though the Kentucky defense had two errors, the infield rallied behind Senior Erin Rethlake in the mound to get her second victory in three attempts. The atmosphere in San Diego was nothing short of spectacular for Kentucky, with two California natives on the roster. Their friends and family members were out in full support, and helped give UK the momentum that they needed to have their first winning record of the season.
Kentucky will finish the Cambell and Cartier Classic with two games on Saturday, playing North Dakota State at 6:30 EST, and Cal State Fullerton immediately following the NDSU game. The advantage for Kentucky will be that they have 5 pitchers that haven’t seen action this weekend, and will be ready to go at any time. In addition, they will be loose after their NDSU game. Kentucky wore their White Kentucky jerseys with blue checkerboard on the sides, and blue pants to go along.
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